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Australian Education Centres

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Australian Education Centres are the official source of information in Indonesia on Australian education and training.
AEC, Jakarta
Tel: (+62 21) 522 9675
email aecjakarta@aei.or.id
AEC, Surabaya
Tel: (+62 31) 298 1324
Email: aecsurabaya@aei.or.id
AEC, Medan
Tel: (+62 61) 451 7141
Email: aecmedan@aei.or.id
AEI Indonesia Newsletter July/August Edition 4 / 07
Ambassador Celebrates Partnerships in Education
Australian Ambassador
to Indonesia Mr. Bill
Farmer AO hosted a
luncheon for Rectors of
universities and higher
education institutions
that have partnerships
with various Australian
universities. Discussions
highlighted the valuable contribution of these partnerships to the culture of universities in
Indonesia and Australia. Over the past 18 months, there has been an increase in activity
between Australian and Indonesian universities as universities become more internationally
focused and recognise the value in the academic, professional and cultural exchange.
Partnerships play a strong role in enhancing the quality of universities in their delivery of
programs and the research and learning culture. Partnership models between Australian
and Indonesian universities include double degrees, joint research, and teacher and
student exchange. AEC Surabaya facilitated the luncheon in Surabaya on 15 August.
Roundtable on International Curriculum
Acting Counsellor Education,
Science, and Training, Mr. Paul
McElligott, held a roundtable
discussion with the Provincial
Ministry of National Education
(DIKNAS) in North Sumatera
and high school principals from
top schools in Medan.
Discussions focused on the
implementation of international standard curriculum in Indonesian schools. The Acting
Counsellor spoke about the Australian school system and participants considered this an
ideal benchmark for Indonesia in adopting international standard curriculum. At the event,
Study Smart and MyFuture booklets were officially launched. The school principals
expressed great interest in having the booklets and workshops delivered in their schools.
The Roundtable was facilitated by AEC Medan and took place on 9 August.
Galuh – An Inspiration to Others
Ms. Galuh is an awardee of the Indonesian Department
of Communication and Information’s scholarship program.
Galuh has been awarded a scholarship to study in
Australia and will study Master in Sign Language
Literature at La Trobe University. Galuh is hearing
impaired. She completed her Bachelor Degree in
Psychology at The University of Gadjah Mada in
Yogyakarta, and is fluent in six languages (Indonesian,
Indonesian sign language, English, English sign language, Japanese sign language and
French sign language). Galuh plans to return to Indonesia with new skills and knowledge that will increase public awareness
and support for its hearing-impaired community.
AEI INDONESIA NEWSLETTER
JULY/AUGUST 2007
C O N T E N T S
Ambassador Celebrates
Partnerships in Education
Roundtable on International
Curriculum
Galuh – An Inspiration to
Others
AEI Indonesia Engages with
Science Teachers
AEI Seminar Series –
University of Melbourne
La Trobe Gets Active in
Indonesia
Indonesian School Students
Try Australia Out!
Students Plan their Career
with MyFuture
Can Science be Fun? Yes!
Students Discover How to
Study Smart
Agents Get Trained to
Recognize Fraudulent
Documents
Study in Australia Promotes
with Bank Commonwealth
New Policy Officer in
Education and Training
Australian Scholarships
Road Show
Alumni Support Australian
Scholarships Promotion
Alumni Gatherings in Malang
and Yogyakarta
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Australian Education Centres are the official source of information in Indonesia on Australian education and training.
AEC, Jakarta
Tel: (+62 21) 522 9675
email aecjakarta@aei.or.id
AEC, Surabaya
Tel: (+62 31) 298 1324
Email: aecsurabaya@aei.or.id
AEC, Medan
Tel: (+62 61) 451 7141
Email: aecmedan@aei.or.id
AEI Indonesia Newsletter July/August Edition 4 / 07
AEI Indonesia Engages with Science Teachers
AEI Indonesia supported the 2007 National Physics Teachers
Workshop, “Physics Innovation Learning in Optics”, organised
by University of Parahyangan Bandung. The workshop took
place from 22-24 August, involving more than 90 physics
teachers from around Indonesia. Professor Yohanes Surya,
Indonesia’s leading science educator, was one of the keynote
speakers and delivered a session on Optic without Formula.
Policy Officer (Science and Technology), Claudina Milawati,
participated in the workshop and commented that the
workshop equips teachers with practical techniques that
engage students and make learning physics fun. The workshop included edutainment hands-on experiments, computing
practices, talk show and a site visit to Boscha, the Indonesian observatory in Lembang.
AEI Seminar Series – University of Melbourne
AEI Seminar Series are recognised as an effective strategy for Australian
education institutions to showcase their expertise in Indonesia. In August, two
Australian academics from The University of Melbourne presented seminars
on business and accounting. Ms. Brooke Young delivered a seminar entitled
Graduate Business Education and Developing Skills for an International
Business Career while Mr. Phillip Cobbin delivered a seminar on International
Financial Reporting Standard Implementation. Seventy lecturers, students,
government officials and business practitioners participated in the seminar.
The AEI Indonesia Seminar Series are held on a Fee for Service basis at the
Australian Embassy. Interested Australian universities are encouraged to
contact Lydia Kurniawan at: lydia@aei.or.id or on +62 21 522 9675 to arrange a seminar as part of the series.
La Trobe Gets Active in Indonesia
La Trobe University has a comprehensive strategy to engage with Indonesia's market, seeking to develop partnerships with
a range of stakeholders. In July, AEI Indonesia and
AEC Jakarta facilitated a program for La Trobe’s
academic and international office staff to meet with
selected Indonesian government departments to source
training opportunities. During their visit, the delegation
also visited a university in Jakarta to develop
cooperation and a business group with whom they
have established relations.
Indonesian School Students Try Australia Out!
AEC Surabaya facilitated ten senior secondary students and two teachers to attend a 3-week Study Program at Melville
Senior High School in Perth, Western Australia. The program was funded by the Department of Education in Surabaya and
aimed to expose students and teachers to a new
learning and cultural environment. Teachers and
students were selected based on their English
language skills and cultural awareness. The program
involved English language classes, cultural activities
and visits to tourist sights. AEC Surabaya met the
students at the Mayor’s office before they departed
to Australia and encouraged the students to have fun
and enjoy making new friends at the Australian
school. It is hoped that the program will continue in the future and more host school partners in Australia are sought.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Australian Education Centres are the official source of information in Indonesia on Australian education and training.
AEC, Jakarta
Tel: (+62 21) 522 9675
email aecjakarta@aei.or.id
AEC, Surabaya
Tel: (+62 31) 298 1324
Email: aecsurabaya@aei.or.id
AEC, Medan
Tel: (+62 61) 451 7141
Email: aecmedan@aei.or.id
AEI Indonesia Newsletter July/August Edition 4 / 07
Students Plan their Career with MyFuture
MyFuture workshops continue to be delivered to students and their parents in
targeted schools in North Sumatera, Jakarta, Central and East Java, and Papua.
In total 750 students and 150 parents have participated in the workshops which
address the importance of choosing the right career based on interests, abilities
and future needs. Workshops are delivered alongside the AEI Indonesia
MyFuture publication which students can take away with them to read with their
parents in the home. Students and parents reported that the workshops assist
them to make a well-informed career decision.
Can Science be Fun? Yes!
AEC conducted more 'Science is Fun' workshops in August 2007. More than 400
year 11 students from Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Semarang and Salatiga enjoyed handson
science experiments delivered by Claudina Milawati, Policy Officer (Science and
Technology). The aim of the workshops is to generate student's interest in studying
science, showing that science can be fun and enjoyable. The workshops also
provide insight into the application of science, so students can see the relevance
between science and everyday life. Students attending the workshop receive a
FUSS 4U (Fun Science Source for you), a recently published science booklet
developed in-house by Ms. Milawati.
Students Discover How to Study Smart
Study Smart workshops are now being delivered in targeted high
school to students in Central Java, Papua and North Sumatra. The
workshops aim to teach students how to develop good study habits
in preparation for tertiary studies. Workshops are delivered
alongside the AEI Indonesia Study Smart booklet which students
can use and refer to in the studies in the classroom and in the
home. Students have found the workshops useful in equipping them
with new study techniques and important skills such as time
management, memory techniques and report writing skills.
Agents Get Trained to Recognise Fraudulent Documents
AEC Jakarta hosted a training session on Fraudulent Documents held by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship on
11 July. Around 20 education agents received hands-on training and were equipped with the tools necessary to identify
fraudulent documents in the visa application process. Participant feedback was extremely positive, and AEI plans to conduct
similar training for more agents in the near future.
Study in Australia Promotes with Bank Commonwealth
AECs work in partnership with the Bank Commonwealth to promote study in Australia and the AusStudent account. AECs
also provide free counselling sessions to students and parents in selected bank branches. In August, the AECs joined Bank
Commonwealth exhibitions to promote Australia at popular malls in Jakarta, Surabaya and Medan. The exhibitions attracted
thousands of visitors seeking information on study in Australia, finance and investment. Included in the event were talk shows
on managing money and a children’s playground featuring Australian icons.
New Policy Officer in Education and Training
AEI Indonesia welcomes Mr. Agustian Sutrisno, AEI Indonesia’s new Policy Officer in Education
and Training. Agus is an Australian Development Scholarship (ADS) awardee who completed his
Master in Educational Administration at the University of New South Wales. Agus’ roles include
managing government to government relationships in the field of education and training. He can be
contacted on Agustian.Sutrisno@aei.gov.au and (021) 2550 5554.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Australian Education Centres are the official source of information in Indonesia on Australian education and training.
AEC, Jakarta
Tel: (+62 21) 522 9675
email aecjakarta@aei.or.id
AEC, Surabaya
Tel: (+62 31) 298 1324
Email: aecsurabaya@aei.or.id
AEC, Medan
Tel: (+62 61) 451 7141
Email: aecmedan@aei.or.id
AEI Indonesia Newsletter July/August Edition 4 / 07
Australian Scholarships Road Show
Promotion of the Australian Scholarships was conducted in Banda Aceh
and Papua in July and August. The Scholarship Officers, Acting Counsellor
and Deputy Director met with key government stakeholders, universities and
organisations associated with Australia’s aid program in Indonesia. Public
seminars were conducted in both cities to raise public awareness about the
scholarships as an Australian Government initiative. The seminars attracted
hundreds of people seeking information on scholarships, particularly the
Australian Development Scholarships. The promotion attracted a lot of
positive media coverage and support for Australia’s efforts in these regions.
Alumni Support Australian Scholarships Promotion
Australian alumni have played an important role in promotion of the Australian
Scholarships. On behalf of the Australian Government, key alumni have conducted
presentations on Australian Scholarships to government, universities and NGOs in Ambon,
Ternate, Ende, Manokwari and Palu. This is important in providing scholarship information
in remote areas around Indonesia. It is hoped that more quality and valid scholarship
applications will be received from these areas. AEI Indonesia would like to thank alumni
involved in promotion of Australian Scholarships.
Alumni Gatherings in Malang and Yogyakarta
Around 70 Australian alumni attended Australian alumni gatherings in Malang (22 July) and Yogyakarta (7 August) hosted
by Acting Counsellor Mr. Paul McElligott. Alumni gatherings are an exciting event for alumni as it enables them to have fun, to
meet old friends and to build new networks. On those occasions, Mr. McElligott introduced OzMate (www.ozmate.org), the
Australian alumni network, as well as promoted the benefits and upcoming activities to all alumni.
Upcoming News
Australian alumni website (www.ozmate.org) update
To receive this newsletter please contact Nonni Athari at Nonni.Athari@aei.gov.au or 021 2550 5553

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